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Bayou-Diversity
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Louisiana’s bayous and their watersheds teem with cypress trees, alligators, crawfish, and many other life forms. From Bayou Tigre to Half Moon Bayou, these sluggish streams meander through lowlands, marshes, and even uplands to dominate the state’s landscape. In Bayou-Diversity, conservationist Kelby Ouchley reveals the bayou’s intricate web of flora and fauna. Through a collection of essays about Louisiana’s natural history, Ouchley details an amazing array of plants and animals found in the Bayou State. Baldcypress, orchids, feral hogs, eels, black bears, bald eagles, and cottonmouth snakes live in the well over a hundred bayous of the region. Collectively, Ouchley’s vignettes portray vibrant and complex habitats. But human interaction with the bayou and our role in its survival, Ouchley argues, will determine the future of these intricate ecosystems. Bayou-Diversity narrates the story of the bayou one flower, one creature at a time, in turn illustrating the bigger picture of this treasured and troubled Louisiana landscape.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. BIOTA: The Plant and Animal Life of a Particular Region
  2. p. 5
  1. 1. Bayou-Flora: Plants in a Place of Bayous
  2. pp. 7-39
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  1. 2. Bayou-Fauna: Animals in a Place of Bayous
  2. pp. 40-117
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  1. 3. Modi Operandi: Methods of Functioning or Operating
  2. pp. 118-148
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  1. CONFLUENCE: A Flowing Together of Two or More Streams of Life in a Physical Place
  2. p. 149
  1. 4. Encounter: A Meeting, Especially One That Is Unplanned, Unexpected, or of Note
  2. pp. 151-179
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  1. 5. Collision: A Crash or Conflict
  2. pp. 180-199
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  1. 6. Junction: The Act or Process of Joining to Become One in Harmony
  2. pp. 200-213
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 215-218
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  1. Appendix: Louisiana Bayou Names
  2. pp. 219-226
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